Image from page 714 of "The Pennsylvania-German Society : [Publications]" (1891)
Authors: Pennsylvania-German Society. cn
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io K 3 x UJ O : * ■* o z » § i z ocr CO~ 3 3 x ■ Z Q ID UJ ■ 5 .: z < I 9 The Early Churches. 65 Watson tells us that after the war two of the Hessianchaplains remained in this country and one, Rev. Mr.Schaeffer, took charge of the Church. After the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 and 1798 many-English-speaking people took up their permanent resi-dence in Germantown. About 1812 the pastor of St.Michaels was allowed to preach English on alternateSundays. The English-speaking portion of the congrega-tion soon out-numbered the Germans. This includedmany of the children of the early German members, andin 1845 the German-speaking members withdrew andbuilt a church of their own on the corner of Herman andMorton streets. Since then the services in St. Michaelshave been in English. In 1819 a third church was built near the center of thegrounds; this was dedicated November 21, 1819. In 1886 a modern Sunday School building was erected.In 1896 a fine stone
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